AGNES E. SMITH, 78, Blountsville, died March 9, 2016, at the residence. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband Blenard Smith, who died in 2008, parents J.C. and Vera Brown Earl, five brothers, and two sisters. Surviving are daughters Sheila (Michael) Floyd, Shirley (Larry Joe) Sherrell, both of Blountsville; grandson Derek (Brandy) Floyd, Blountsville; […]


JEFFREY D. SMITH, 59, Blountsville, died March 7, 2016, at the residence. A member of Antioch Baptist Church, he worked as a truck driver in the coal industry. Predeceasing him were mother Vonzelle Hudson Smith, wife Pattie Smith, brother Enice Smith, and sister Malinda Smith. Surviving are wife Karen Lee; sons Christopher Don Smith, Gadsden, Jeffery (Christy) Foster, Montana; daughter […]


LYDA MAE STANDRIDGE, 82, Oneonta, died Feb. 22, 2016. She was a member of Allgood Baptist Church. Husband Dewey Cecil Standridge predeceased her, as did parents Benjamin Howard and Nellie Fullenwider Rogers, and sister Gertrude Rogers Putman. Surviving are children Grace (Allen) Startley, Keith (Sharon) Standridge, Bridget (Brad) Hardy; grandchildren Benjamin Keith Standridge, Zachary Andrew Standridge; nephew Donnie F. Putman; […]


JOHN T. VICE, 82, Friday’s Crossing, died March 6, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter, Oneonta. A veteran, he was retired as a manager with Snead Water Works. First wife Jeanell Vice, son Joe Patrick Vice, and parents G.U. and Ada Morgan Vice predeceased him. Surviving are wife Bette Knapp Vice; sons Garry (Margaret) Vice, Ben (Jennifer) Vice, both of Florida, Eric […]


SARITA M. WATSON, 63, Hayden, died March 6, 2016, at the residence. She was a member of Fowler Springs Baptist Church. Parents Robert and Sybil Gunter Freeman and one sister predeceased her. Surviving are husband David Watson; daughter Ashley (Mick) Cordes, Bremen; grandchildren Kanyn Cordes, Kynleigh Cordes; brothers Rickey Gunter, Bobby (Sandy) Freeman, David (Dahila) Freeman, Rex Freeman; nieces and […]


JOE WHEELER, 64, Remlap, died March 8, 2016. He was a member of Remlap United Methodist Church, enjoyed barbecuing and watching Alabama football. Predeceasing him were parents John Sr. and Jeanette Gearhart Wheeler and grandson Tristan Melvin. Surviving are wife Lynne Wheeler; daughters Alecia Melvin, Jody Wheeler, all of Remlap; sons Donovan Wheeler, Michigan, Jason (Jennifer) Wheeler, Remlap; five grandchildren; […]


DAVID ARLIN WILLIAMS, 55, Arab, died March 3, 2016, at the residence. Father Arlin Williams and niece Angela Osborne predeceased him. Surviving are mother Zula Hallman Williams, Arab; sister Wanda (Alan) Talley, Blountsville; brother Anthony “Tony” Williams, Boaz; nephew Brandon Williams, Boaz; nieces Jennifer Bowling, Blountsville, Gina Rasco, Baileyton, Amanda Mason, Arab. Jeff Strickland officiated the 2 p.m. service held […]


CHARLES M. WILSON, 70, Oneonta, died March 7, 2016. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hanceville and had retired from Tubular Products after 17 years of service. His hobbies included carpentry, woodworking, and bowling. Predeceasing him were parents Robert and Macie Lemmon Wilson, brother Don Wilson, and sister Hope McGee. Surviving are wife of 44 years Linda L. […]

Friends indeed to animals in need

Susan Moore Elementary School student council coordinated a food drive for the Blount County Animal Shelter during the month of February. Students at SMES donated more than 600 pounds of cat and dog food, which council members delivered to the shelter last week. ‘When the group was asked what sort of charity or community service to become involved with, the […]

Bid accepted for classic car


The Blount County Board of Education accepted a $10,251 bid for a classic car that had been donated to the Blount County Career Tech Center. The bid, from William Michael Logan, was for a 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix that had been donated three years ago by a man from Hoover. See Would you like to bid on a classic car? […]